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Knife box with sloping lid, mahogany veneer with silver mounts, containing cutlery. London, ca. 1775-85.

Knife box veneered in mahogany, cross-banded and inlaid with various wood. Sloping lid with silver handle in the centre. Serpentine front, silver hasp and escutcheon decorated with pierced scroll-work. The interior lined with red velvet and silver braid and divided into slots for cutleyr, containing 12 large and 12 small knives, 12 large and 12 small forks and a piar of carvers, all with silver …